REVIEWS _ TESTIMONIALS - ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Won this beautiful buckle at the Lazy E arena in Guthrie, OK. Riding MUCHACHO ROYAL JET - AQHA 6 yr old mare. What a great weekend!!!
2015 ASHA Green Horse Open - Colorado State Fair - Placed 5th over all
February 5, 2014
Letter of Recommendation for Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown started to work for Blue Rose Ranch in the spring of 2013. This young lady has a real knowledge of horses and their behavior, and is a highly proficient rider and trainer.
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. is a horse rescue and adoption organization located in southeastern Colorado. We are one of the largest and most successful horse rescue operations in the region. As a horse rescue, we have horses with many issues and various levels of training. Many horses who arrive at Blue Rose Ranch have been neglected and abused, and some have been rejected due to bad habits and behavior. We also have many younger, healthy horses who have never been trained.
One of Samantha’s strengths is that she listens to what an employer wants. She clearly understood what we needed from her and directed her time toward reaching that goal. When we met Samantha, she only had a short amount of time in our area before moving with her husband to the Pueblo area for his new job. At Blue Rose Ranch, we understand that a trained horse is a more adoptable horse. From Samantha, we needed evaluation on several horses in various stages of training. Some of these horses were, frankly, a little wild and barely halter broke. We needed input on where to put our training resources and efforts. Samantha worked with eight of our horses, kept copious daily notes, and evaluated the type and amount of training time each horse needed. Samantha took time to talk with us about each horse, suggesting approaches with each horse and which bits might be best for a particular horse. Before moving to Pueblo, Samantha left us with well organized notes on each horse. She clearly is organized and has a process in her training.
We recently took our two year old colt, Lakota, to continue his start under Samantha. We were very comfortable that this horse would be well cared for and gently and wisely trained. Lakota is a well bred quarter horse with potential to be a great horse, and the work Samantha did with him was excellent.
Samantha looks for opportunities and has a good business mind. We first met Samantha when she called us to see if we needed help riding our horses. We actually did not need additional help at that time, but we did have a group drill team ride scheduled. Once we saw Samantha’s abilities, we found a position for her. After moving to Pueblo, she was pro-active and engaged as she sought a place where she could live and have an indoor facility to train horses. Samantha is also a student of her craft, and seeks to learn new skills. Conversations with her reveal how she appreciates learning from experienced horse trainers she works for.
Samantha is dependable and trustworthy. She works hard and efficiently. She is polite, easy to talk to, very pretty, and she would be a good ambassador for any employer. We truly wish she lived closer to Blue Rose Ranch, because we would love to have this young lady work for us. We highly recommend Samantha Brown.
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc.
30997 US Hwy 287
Springfield, CO 81073
Blue Rose Ranch on facebook
I have know Samantha Brown for about 8 years. Samantha and my daughter and I rode in saddle clubs with her. Samantha is a down to earth person who loves and cares for any type of horses but her heart is in training and riding from the beginning of a colt/filly up to older horses.
Samantha has experience and patience’s and the understanding of how to get a horse to work with her. She is respectful to what the owner's ask when they have her train his or her horse. She has gone to school is very knowledgeable. If she does not have the answers she will find out.
Samantha is a great person. I have referred some of my boarders to her to train their horses. Everyone likes her techniques and Samantha will do anything to help a horse. Over all she is an awesome young lady and she is respected for the work she does.
Michelle J. Verhine
Ranch Manager Wild West Stables
This letter is a letter of recommendation for Samantha Brown.
First I would like to give some background on myself. I am a retired Police Officer from the Pueblo Police Department. For my last 8 years I was a supervisor in the Patrol Division. One of my assignments was to our Mounted Patrol Unit. For my final 5 years I was the supervisor of this unit. Part of my training and responsibility was to evaluate riders and horses. I was also fortunate to attend 5 Mounted Patrol Schools. I participated in the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver where I rode with the Mounted Patrol units. During the training phase for this I also was involved in evaluating riders and horse to deal with riots and riding in downtown Denver. As a result of this training we were involved in riots and demonstrations where the horses where used to successfully control both.
In the spring of 2012 my wife and I built a new barn on our property. At the time I had four horses, one mare and 3 geldings. I had been spending a lot of time riding all four horses and one being a 2 year old colt that I did not want to lose time on because of this barn building.
This is how I met Samantha, she had placed an add on Craig’s List for riding horses. I did hire Sam to ride all four houses. One of my horses was a mare, Missy. Missy is a high spirited girl that for some reason did not take to males, but is a great horse to ride. Sam rode all the horses but especially Missy. Sam’s past was that she has ridden horse all her life and attended the Equine program at Lamar Community College and participated in College Rodeo. In riding Missy it became very apparent to me that Sam can ride. She understands horses, their nature and is a natural rider. Sam was able to ride Missy around and through obstacles that I could not. She also was able to get Missy to relax and accept stimulus and distractions that Missy would balk at for me.
In conclusion, I would recommend Samantha to teach riding lessons do ground school or mounted school on colts or any horse. I trust her completely.
Retired Sgt. Tim H. Boies PPD
(Pictured is missy)
May 21, 2013
I met Samantha Brown in the year 2011 and was amazed at her ability to ride and control my horses with such a gentle hand at such a young age.
Samantha has a wonderful way about her with horses; she bonds and gets respect in return almost immediately.
She came out to my house to evaluate my horses and took them on busy roads that they had never been on. My quarter horse was calling to neighboring horses and wanted to go play but Samantha just calming walked him in circles and settled him down within just a few minutes. She rode my draft mare on the road, came across a large SUV and Samantha stayed with her to keep her calm and show her that the big truck wasn’t a threat.
I highly recommend Samantha for any position in regards to training, retraining, exercising, etc. horses of any kind; she has a calm and patient nature for such things.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.